REMEMBERING THANKSGIVING, A POEM BY Pat Garcia

It’s not about turkey, yams, or stuffing,

Thanksgiving 2016

But the pleasure of gathering to share a meal.

It’s not about money, expensive toys, or outrageous shopping,

But the realization that grace has been extended to see another year almost past and go.

It’s not about closing our doors to visitors and hugging everything for self,

But opening the heart as we reach out to the unfortunate in some unique way. 

Thanksgiving,

An opportunity to show gratitude,

Instead of just talking about it. 

Thanksgiving,

Becoming conscious of the reality that there is Someone more significant than you and me,

Who knows more than we could ever fathom to understand,

And whose love for us is boundless.

Thanksgiving,

A day set aside to give special thanks to God. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! 

Be blessed.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

The Rave Reviews Book Club’s Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo by Pat Garcia

 

The  RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo starts today and runs through August 16th.  There are a lot of good things happening at this Online Expo. Besides the authors having their own bookstands featuring their books,  there is a scavenger hunt, Amazon Gift Certificates, fantastic classes being offered at a price that we writers can afford, and Bingo with prizes.

This Writers’ Conference and Book Expo provides educational information that lets you know what is happening in the publishing field. I personally attended a conference four years ago and was wowed at how professional the Writers’ Conference and Book Expo was conducted.

For those interested in attending, I have put the title in a hyperlink below, which will connect you directly to the venue when it goes live.

5th Annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Me, Myself & I

 

Having entered into this world early on a Tuesday morning, I am an early getter-upper. Getting up pass seven in the morning gives me the feeling of having missed some part of the day. So, I am usually up and about by five in the morning.

As a writer and singer this sometimes bring me into conflict with myself. If I am in my world, my writing flows and time does not exist. I’ve stepped outside of time zone and before I know it, the next day has appeared.

According to some people in the medical field, eight hours of sleep a day is mandatory for the human being. If so, then I differ from the norm. I have appointments to be at, practices for concerts, or have tasks and responsibilities that only I can settle.

Thus, the website project the image of me as a writer and may sometime connect with my musical world. So many times, we think that artists do not encounter the daily challenges, frustrations, problems, and disappointments that everyone else encounters. But that is not true. Artists who strive for excellence  grapple with challenges, changes, disappointments, frustrations, hurts and loss. We go through deep valleys.

Our success does not lie in the fact that these things are alien to our lives, but to the fact that we are learning how to master them, by facing daily the events that confront us, even if we are afraid of the outcome.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia